Best Neighborhood Choices For Young Families In Dubai and Abu Dhabi

Written By Alla Levin
December 05, 2019
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Best Neighborhood Choices For Young Families In Dubai and Abu Dhabi

Dubai is known as a home to more than 200 nationalities, and people from all over the world head to Dubai for business and travel purposes. The residents here are known to have distinct preferences when it comes to location, and it’s primarily driven by the region they belong to. Most people from GCC choose to live in Jumeirah, whereas those from Europe prefer areas like Motor City and Arabian Ranches.

Singles, as well as couples, who don’t have kids, prefer to enjoy a high-rise lifestyle in Dubai Marina or Downtown Dubai. Whatever your preferred areas may be, it is not so easy to find a perfect balance of convenience, affordability, and space when looking for a home in this part of the world. Therefore it is always good to check reliable real estate news regularly so as to keep up to date with the property market.

Previously, affordable living could have been possible in remote locations along the 311 corridors, where only limited conveniences and infrastructure were available. Another option for affordability seekers used to be settling down in well-established and more mature areas often plagued with traffic congestion.

A couple of good examples of such areas include Sharjah and Deira. Increasing occupancy combined with infrastructure development and retail and leisure offerings means that the younger families now have a wider choice, and neighborhoods like Dubai Sports City, Dubai Silicon Oasis, and Discovery Gardens directly address their needs.

Let’s narrow down the choice for you now by highlighting a few neighborhoods with all that they have to offer so that you can easily choose where you’d want to settle.

The Springs

The Springs abu dhabi
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Younger families often have limited budgets to deal with. Given all their constraints, they often prefer going for affordable communities like The Springs, Mirdif, and Jumeirah Village.

Talking about the Springs, it’s a beautiful gated community set amid lush landscapes and scenic waterways. The community makes an ideal choice for younger families because of being proximate to schools. It is also part of the Emirates Living master community alongside The Meadows, Hattan, Emirates Hills, and The Lakes.

Here you can also find Dubai British School while it’s also close to Jebel Ali Village Nursery, Emirates International School, Regent International School, and Dubai International Academy. So, you can be safe here if you have children to raise as well.

Jumeirah VillageJumeirah Village

This beautiful community comprises two parts, Circle and Triangle, and boasts of spacious townhouses, villas, and apartments with built-in Arabian- and Mediterranean-inspired styles.

This beautiful neighborhood is home to lakes, lush spaces, community centers, and a variety of shops. There are quite a few schools that serve this area quite well by catering to the requirements of the residents effectively.


Located near old Dubai, close to the Dubai International Airport, and Dubai Festival City, Mirdif is a community that once lived on the city’s outskirts. However, now it has turned into a well-connected community where expatriates in the old Dubai can enjoy a good enough lifestyle. The Uptown Mirdif remains a focal point in this community with the Spinneys supermarket, various shops, restaurants, and cafes, a food court, and an apartment building.

Villa communities like Al Mizhar, Al Warqa’a, and Al Khawaneej are Greater Mirdif. The neighborhood is also home to several schools, with the likes of Uptown School and Gems Royal Dubai School, among others. Besides, the Mushrif Park, which spans over an expansive 125 hectares, is accessible relatively quickly from all the parts of this beautiful neighborhood.

Abu Dhabi


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Coming to Abu Dhabi, known popularly for the residents from GCC, some of the best areas where young families should prefer living include Al Reef, Hydra Village, and Al Ghadeer.

Al Ghadeer is one of the most modern yet affordable communities located in the middle of Abu Dhabi and Dubai near Al Maktoum International Airport and the site of World Expo 2020. A mixed-use development enhances the neighborhood further as it takes shape across 3m sq. m.

Even though younger families were restricted to smaller apartments not too long ago, the fall in rental prices has allowed buyers and renters to take advantage of the property market. Now, families can live much more conveniently in gated communities in critical locations with lots of amenities, green spaces, and parks without having to spend way too much.

So, which neighborhood would you like to prefer when choosing your home in Dubai and Abu Dhabi? Please pick one from those listed above, and it’s going to be a better choice.

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